BENIN CITY – Secretary to Edo State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere has directed his supporters and loyalists to work for the victory of Edo North Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Mr. Francis Alimikhena and other candidates of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
Prof. Ihonvbere stated this at the weekend in a chat with journalists after a meeting with the of the Edo North Senatorial candidate.
The closed door meeting between Prof. Julius Ihonvbere who was Edo North Senatorial aspirant on the platform of the APC with the party’s flag bearer Mr. Francis Alimikhena lasted for over one and half hours.
It was gathered that the session was one of the series of meetings aimed at sorting out grey areas in the aftermath of the party’s primaries for the Edo North Senatorial Seat, towards ensuring victory for APC.
Prof. Ihonvbere who disclosed that he had earlier directed his loyalists to put behind them the outcome of the primaries and work for the common good of the APC, emphasized that the interest of the majority supercedes that of any individual.
According to him, “this meeting is to see how my own team and structures can be integrated so that all my supporters can use their every, ability, and resources to support the work that he is already doing in the interest of the senatorial ambition and benefit of the APC.”
He went further to say “government of APC in Edo State is doing very well and it will do much better when we control the state at the senatorial level and even House of Representatives.”
“We are friends and so politics should not divide us. We have to put the past behind us and move forward,” he said.
Again he stressed, “I have already spoken with my supporters. I had a meeting with them and told them that Alimikhena is the senatorial candidate of the APC and they should work for him now; get integrated into the structure. And I think this is another opportunity to tell all of them who are angry, and aggrieved, as well as feel disillusioned that no serious fighter or politician gets discouraged because he meets a stumbling block on the way. That stumbling block should be the reason why he should be more energized to work for a better future. So I call on all my supporters to work for the victory of the APC.”
On his part the APC candidate for Edo North Senatorial Seat, Mr. Francis Alimikhena said the forum is part of efforts to galvanize more support for APC and secure maximum victory for the party in the forthcoming general elections.